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Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling Marker image, Touch for more information
By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling Marker
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9134 — Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949)
Governor of Texas 1931-33, during critical years of the Depression. Born and reared on family farm here. As a youth hoeing these fields, learned to stay ahead by taking "3 or 4 licks" while others took 2. Followed this vigorous philosophy . . . — Map (db m86614) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9118 — Chambers County
Formed from Jefferson and Liberty counties. Created February 12, 1858. Organized August 2, 1858. Named in honor of General Thomas Jefferson Chambers 1802-1865 The first and only superior judge of Texas before the Revolution. Member of . . . — Map (db m121264) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9119 — Chambers County Youth Project Show
On July 30, 1955, members of the East and West Chambers County Farm Bureaus and their families held a picnic in Fort Anahuac Park (4 mi. S) which included a variety of youth events and games. The success of the picnic resulted in a sense of unity, . . . — Map (db m60319) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9117 — Chambersea
Built in 1845. Home of Thomas Jefferson Chambers, early civic and business leader whose love for Texas was proclaimed by the "Star" window in the west gable. The modest board-and-batten pioneer house has another unique feature in the graceful, . . . — Map (db m121263) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9123 — Fort Anahuac
Known as Perry's Point until 1825, Anahuac was a port of entry for early Texas colonists. In 1830 the Mexican government established a military post here to collect customs duties and to enforce the law of April 6, 1830, which curtailed further . . . — Map (db m117180) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9124 — Fort Anahuac
On this site first known as Perry's Point, a fort, established in 1830 by General Manuel Mier y Terán for the purpose of halting Anglo-American colonization was named Anahuac, the Aztec name of Mexico City, then the capital of Texas. The . . . — Map (db m117183) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 12651 — Graydon
The farming community of Graydon flourished along the west fork of Double Bayou at the turn of the century. Benjamin F. Sterling (1831-1917), one of the earliest settlers in the area, brought his family here in 1869. He is credited . . . — Map (db m121360) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9116 — Home of Thomas Jefferson Chambers1802 - 1865
Surveyor General of Texas, 1829. Sole superior judge of Texas before 1836. Active in the cause of independence. Member of Secession Convention, 1861. Chambersea, later Anahuac, and a Texas county were named in his honor. — Map (db m121340) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 12650 — James Taylor White
A veteran of the War of 1812, James Taylor White (b.1789) migrated to this area from Louisiana in 1828. As a rancher, he developed one of the largest herds of Longhorn cattle in southeast Texas. On White's ranch in June 1832, area colonists . . . — Map (db m121266) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9113 — Juan Davis Bradburn
Adventurer from Kentucky who first came to Texas in 1817 with an expedition seeking to expel Spain from North America. Bradburn served in the Army of the Republic of Mexico in the 1820s, and in 1830 was sent to establish a military post at the mouth . . . — Map (db m117179) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9126 — Lone Star Canal
Berriman Richard Garland (1840-1918), a native of Indiana, saw the need for fresh water for rice crops in east Chambers County. Garland and A. L. Williams began in 1902 acquiring land and constructing this irrigation canal. It started at the mouth . . . — Map (db m121261) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9140 — Robert McAlpin Williamson(1804-1859) — Hero of Colonial Struggle at Anahuac
Crippled by disease at 15, with a leg permanently bent at the knee, wore a pegleg which like his two natural legs was covered with his trousers. Hence he was nicknamed "Three-Legged Willie." Settled in Texas in 1827 to practice law. Here at . . . — Map (db m117181) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9131 — Round Point
This area on Trinity Bay, three miles south of the town of Anahuac, was called Round Point as early as 1828 when Anson Taylor (1791-1831) settled here. A native of South Carolina, Taylor emigrated to Texas from Tennessee with his wife, Elizabeth, . . . — Map (db m121353) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9133 — The Dr. N.T. Schilling Medical Office
Nicholas T. Schilling, born in Bavaria on Nov. 28, 1845, came as a small child with his parents to the United States. He served in the Civil War (1861-65) as a youthful volunteer in the Maryland cavalry. In 1872, he received his M.D. degree from the . . . — Map (db m121262) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9136 — Turtle Bayou ResolutionsNear site of the signing of
Drafted and signed at Turtle Bayou on June 13, 1832; this first formal protest of Texas colonists against Mexican tyranny formed an early step in events that led eventually to the Texas Revolution of 1836. The settlers were protesting recent . . . — Map (db m60341) HM
Texas (Chambers County), Anahuac — 9135 — William Barret Travis(August 9, 1809 - March 6, 1836)
Co-commander with James Bowie, siege of the Alamo. Born in South Carolina; moved with family in 1818 to Alabama, where at 19 he was admitted to the bar; came to Texas 1831. In Anahuac he joined William H. Jack and others resisting tyranny of customs . . . — Map (db m117182) HM

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